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Disputing Viking navigation by polarized skylight.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Centres, Center for Wireless Systems, Wireless@kth. KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS. (Radio Systems Lab)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3015-4495
1994 (English)In: Applied Optics, ISSN 1559-128X, E-ISSN 2155-3165, Vol. 33, no 21, 4754-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The widely held notion that the Vikings utilized polarization of skylight on overcast days for navigational purposes is demonstrated to have no scientific basis. The use of polarized skylight for navigation under partly cloudfree skies should be treated with caution and skepticism.

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1994. Vol. 33, no 21, 4754-5 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-220551PubMedID: 20935849OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-220551DiVA: diva2:1173586
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